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  • Photo of CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    CARICOM SG turns sod for new Official Residence

    In his last official public activity, outgoing CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday joined the Prime Minister of Guyana, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, at a sod-turning ceremony for an official residence for the CARICOM  Secretary-General.    CARICOM Secretariat and Guyana Government officials join Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (3rd left) and Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips (4th left) for…

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  • Photo of The region is stronger and better because of your service – President Ali tells outgoing CARICOM SG

    The region is stronger and better because of your service – President Ali tells outgoing CARICOM SG

    Office of the President, Georgetown, Guyana—(August 9, 2021) His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali this afternoon told outgoing CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque that the region is stronger due to his stewardship and strength of character. The Dominican, who has served two five-year terms, made a farewell courtesy visit to State House to meet with President Ali and Vice President Dr Bharrat…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from senior US Military Official

    CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from senior US Military Official

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque was paid a courtesy call by Major General Rafael A. Ribas, Director for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, US Southern Command Doral, Florida, at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters building, Thursday 24 June 2021. Major Ribas is in Guyana for the multinational Trade Winds military training exercise.

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM SG gets courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the US

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque received a courtesy call from Guyana’s Ambassador Designate to the United States Mr Sam Hinds at the Secretariat this morning. IN PHOTO (from left) – Mr Neville Bissember Special Adviser to the Secretary-General; Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations; SG LaRocque; Mr Hinds; Mr Juan Edghill Jr. Research Officer, Ministry of Foreign…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Guyana on its 55th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Guyana on the country’s Fifty-fifth Anniversary of Independence. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory Message to Guyana’s President  Guyana, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, lauded the country’s pivotal role in shaping the regional integration movement. Here’s the full text of the Secretary-General’s congratulatory message: “Excellency: On…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    CARICOM Secretariat wraps up pilot project involving Belize and Guyana High School teachers exchanging classes online

    The CARICOM Secretariat’s pilot project with High School teachers in Belize and Guyana teaching each other’s classes online finished today. Mr. Albert Inshanally of Queen’s College Guyana taught the class of Ms. Stefphoney Grinage of Sacred Heart College in Belize. Approximately 70 students participated in the merged classes with a lesson focusing on Regional Integration and the CSME. Mr. Inshanally…

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  • Photo of Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is continuing efforts to increase the teaching of regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in CARICOM classrooms via a new initiative due to start Monday, 10 May 2021. Ms. Eletha Stewart-Johnson, a teacher in Social Studies and History at Queen’s College in Guyana, will teach virtually, students at the Ladyville Technical…

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  • Photo of United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution in “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the eruptions of the La Soufriere Volcano”

    United Nations General Assembly adopts resolution in “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the eruptions of the La Soufriere Volcano”

    On Wednesday 28 April, Her Excellency Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations and Chair of the CARICOM Caucus, introduced in the General Assembly of the United Nations a resolution entitled “Solidarity with and support for the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as neighbouring countries affected by the impact of the…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday received Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. George Talbot, in a ceremony which also highlighted the country’s lead role in the Caribbean Community’s food production and food security. Guyana holds lead responsibility for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, and President H.E. Irfaan Ali earlier this year presented to his…

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  • Photo of Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    Secretary-General praises strong CARICOM Solidarity in COVID-19 vaccine sharing

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday praised the strong solidarity within CARICOM as Member States share their limited first batches of COVID-19 vaccines. The Secretary-General’s comment came as he led his CARICOM Secretariat Staff in taking vaccine shots from 100 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados.   The Barbados Prime Minister also made…

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